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Weekend Cheltenham Clues: Tritonic slashed to 3s for Triumph Hurdle

Alan King’s gelding aims to give the Irish a scare at Prestbury Park



Tritonic under Adrian Heskin at Ascot Racecourse

Tritonic solidified his Cheltenham claims on Saturday, as he bolted up to win the Grade 2 Adonis Juvenile Hurdle at Kempton.

The ex-flat runner travelled strongly throughout the contest before taking the lead before the final fence and going clear in impressive fashion in the run-in.

Alan King’s talent saw his price cut dramatically for the Triumph Hurdle, falling from 12/1 to 3/1 to become second favourite for the contest.

Tamaroc Du Mathan returned to winning ways, after giving Paul Nicholls an record-extending 11th victory in the Pendil Novices’ Chase.

The six-year-old eased through the race, going clear after two out and keeping on well to win the Grade 2 contest by 3 ¾ lengths from Jamie Snowden’s Ga Law.

The gelding has been given a 12/1 price tag for the Grand Annual, but Nicholls has stated his intentions of running him at Aintree or Ayr next.

Cape Gentleman continued his impressive progress over hurdles, with victory in the Dovecote Novices’ Hurdle.

A former winner of the Irish Cesarewitch, the five-year-old fought off the late challenge of Calico to land a maiden Graded victory over the smaller obstacles.

Emmet Mullins is currently weighing up the Cheltenham options for Cape Gentleman, with the gelding being a 25/1 shot for the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle and Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle.

Emmet Mullins’ English invasion paid off as former Irish Cesarewitch winner Cape Gentleman won at Kempton on Saturday

Meanwhile in Ireland, Jason The Militant continued his Festival preparations at Fairyhouse after winning the Grade 3 Red Mills Trial Hurdle.

Henry De Bromhead’s gelding made all and went clear in the run-in, seeing off Petit Mouchoir by 7 ½ lengths.

The seven-year-old faces his toughest challenge yet in the form of the Champion Chase, which he holds a price of 33/1 for currently.

Sunday saw another dominant display at Naas from Willie Mullins and Paul Townend, with Cilaos Emery heading the list of winners on the day for the Closutton trainer.

The nine-year-old made all and eased clear in the Grade 3 WhatOddsPaddy? Chase, earning a 20/1 price tag for the Champion Chase and the Ryanair Chase.

Later on the card, Gerri Colombe saw his odds for the Champion Bumper shorten to 14/1 after winning the Paddy Power INH Flat Race.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.